I just went cross-eyed writing that headline. I can’t process this nonsense. First of all, Fred Durst, of the terrrrrrrrrrible rap-rock group Limp Bizkit, still exists. I had forgotten about him, which was really quite pleasant. Secondly, the CW, a network stocked with mostly shows for teenage girls, has given the guy the green light to develop an hour-long drama based on his own life called “The Noise,” about ”a musician in the 1990s who forms a band that becomes very successful.” Of all the amazing things that happened in the ’90s, Limp Bizkit’s rise to fame is to be the subject of a TV show? This is why we can’t have nice things! Keep reading »
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We were more than a little surprised to hear that former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst — he who, at one time, so craved “the nookie” — would be getting his own sitcom. In it, he’ll be starring as a variation on Fred Durst — a meta-Durstian meditation on fame, celebrity and the vagaries of shopping at the Journeys at the Grove Mall when you’re over 35.
But Durst is hardly the only rocker to switch modes from stage antics to canned laughter. Check out our round up of other musicians who’ve made the move to the sitcom world.